Suppaiman Ume-Niku: Umeboshi Plum Candy from Okinawa
As previously mentioned in this article, 梅肉 means Ume (plum) flesh in Japanese, usually read as Bai-Niku.
But the word can also be read as Ume-Niku, and this product called Suppaiman (スッパイマン) uses the latter reading in its name.
Suppaiman Plum Candy
This Suppaiman Umeniku is a plum candy sold by the Tokyo-based company Creet (クリート), and I got it for 128 yen at a supermarket near my house.
But the treats seem to be from Okinawa, produced by Uema-Kashiten (上間菓子店: amaume.co.jp).
I tried this candy for the first time today, but these look just like Umeboshi and are close to that taste.
They only have a subtle sweetness and are pretty Suppai (スッパイ) or sour, as the mascot character’s name suggests.
I don’t recommend this to people who don’t know how Umeboshi tastes. But if you like the pickled plum, this may be the thing for you.
Unlike Umeboshi, the Suppaiman plum candy is seedless. Besides, its texture is uniquely soft and smooth.
Taste-wise, these things only have a subtle sweetness.
But the sweet taste goes a long way, making this stuff easy to eat and quite satisfying compared to actual Umeboshi.
|Ume plum flesh, Apple puree, Shiso Ume vinegar, Starch hydrolysate, Salt, Sugar, Starch, Brewed vinegar, Powdered cellulose, Thickeners (Tamarind gum, Modified starch), Acidifier, Gelling agents (Sodium alginate, Apple pectin), Seasoning (amino acid), Calcium chloride, Sweeteners (Stevia, Sucralose), Vegetable pigment, Flavoring|
|Salt equivalents||3.01 g|